SHEFFIELD teenager Russ Danzey has his sights set on becoming a Formula One world champion, but he was more than happy to take a less orthodox route in the city centre.
The 16-year-old motor racing ace whizzed down a helter skelter to raise money for a local charity.
Russ hurtled down the 85ft helter skelter at the Electric Works digital campus building – near Sheffield railway station – in support of Neurocare, which helps patients at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital who have brain injuries and conditions such as tumours, strokes, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
He joined a fundraising event at the works as part of Neurocare November, the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Russ, from Dore, who goes to Birkdale School, said: “I started to support Neurocare after learning that a lot of teenage deaths are caused by head injuries, and obviously motor racing is a sport that carries a high risk of that, so it’s a charity I feel strongly about.”
The event, which raised £233, was organised by business development and communication specialists Square 5 Ltd, who are based in the building.
After a successful career in karting, Russ is competing in his first Formula Renault BARC Championship.